What does he do?

He is the dentist who specializes primarily in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases inside the teeth, where the nerve and blood vessels are located.

When should you see an endodontist?

A toothache is the most common symptom that compels someone to consult an endodontist. When the pain is caused by inflammation or infection of the nerve (abscess), the endodontist may perform a root canal to save the tooth. A referral from your family dentist is not necessary to consult an endodontist.